Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Explore Favorite Artist Ed Emberley

  • Program Goals:
    • Introduce Ed Emberley and his art
    • Encourage gross and fine motor skills (cutting, gluing, printing)
    • 20 children and adults in attendance
  • Evaluation
    • 11-19-14
      • Attendance: 29
      • Connections/Feedback
      • Notes: The storytime part of this went really well. Next time I should have copies of Big Green Monster available for checkout. Also, let parents know that if they do the thumbprints it will not come off any time soon!
Art Project Part 1: Collage (10-10:15)
I put a name tag at each space and parents write the children's name on "their" space. I had precut shapes and paper to cut up and the kids did cutting and gluing to make pictures. At 10:15ish, I sing the Storytime Song
  • Supplies
    • Precut shapes (circules, triangles, squares)
    • Construction paper (colored) and scraps
    • Cardstock (recycled)
    • Glue, scissors
Storytime/Snacktime: 10:15-10:40
I get all the kids more or less sitting down and ask a parent or two to pass out the snack during the first story. Depending on the age of the kids, we'll talk about different aspects of the art, anything from identifying colors and shapes to asking questions about the author's process and materials. With the Emberleys, it's really hard to figure out which is actually Ed Emberley's art and which is his daughter's. I guess they have a very collaborative process. So I talked about how very different his art styles are and how he works with his family members to create new and different kinds of art.
  • Books
    • Go away big green monster (puppet)
    • The ant and the grasshopper
    • Drummer Hoff
    • Chicken Little
    • Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug
    • If you're a monster and you know it (song)
    • Red Hen (flannelboard)
  • Snack
    • animal crackers
    • dixie cups, napkins
Art Project Part 2: Thumbprints/drawing (10:40-11)
I borrowed an idea from my summer associate and told them to just color their fingers with marker and press them to the paper - instant fingerprints! I also encouraged them to draw with markers. They could add to their previous artwork or create new ones.
  • Supplies
    • Markers
    • Paper
    • wet wipes

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